9/13/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday


MUSIC: Jill Sobule @ Colony, Woodstock. Yeah, she kissed a girl way before Katy Perry, but if that’s all you know about the wry singer-songwriter, you’re missing out on a mighty rich songbag. And she’ll likelytoffer a sneak preview of her new album, Nostalgia Kills, due out on Friday. With Jenna Nicholls. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Veterans Memorial Park, Stamford. The first outdoor concert series season ain’t over yet. The Roxbury Arts Group welcomes the vintage Americana quartet of Bowtie, Cousin Clyde, Mister Eck and Wild Bill as park of their Concerts in the Park series. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Real Estate @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Known for their winsome songwriting and profound earnestness, the indie-rock group’s airily melodic songs float atop a latticework of jangly guitars that should appeal to fans of Weezer, Deerhunter and the Feelies. Airtight pop songs vie with open-ended jams that might remind a listener of Wilco. Psych-rock duo Wet Tuna will warm up the crowd with its singular jams. 8pm.

MUSIC: Jonathan Edwards @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Now into his fifth decade of making music, the singer-songwriter’s talents have graced 16 albums. His most recent album, the crowd-funded Tomorrow’s Child, was produced by Grammy Award-winning instrumentalist, Darrell Scott and features guest appearances by Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas and Allison Krauss. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Requinte Trio + 1 @ Senate Garage, Kingston. The sublime jazz vocalist Janis Siegel (of the Manhattan Transfer) is joined by pianist John di Martino, drummer Nanny Assis and bassist Leo Traversa. 8pm. $25.

DANCE: Mary Armentrout Dance Theater @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. “Listening Creates an Opening” focuses on how various types of technology impact our physical experience of moving through the world. By inviting the audience to move with the performers through a variety of environments, the performance explores what types of histories and contexts reveal themselves from a consciously embodied perspective. Local artist Jack Magai serves as the guide, leading the audience from a small living room in the turn-of-the-century Off Campus Commons building at Rensselaer, to the highly technical theatrical setting at EMPAC, and down into urban sites in Troy, ranging from a parking lot to a hair salon, to experience the hills at sunset and the Hudson River at dusk. 5:30pm. $18; student & senior $13. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Live! Folklife Concerts @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Featuring Quickstep. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: HIR @ Shakespeare & Co., Lenox. Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy is directed by Alice Reagan. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 7.

MUSIC: Adirondack Whaling Co. @ River Street Pub, Troy. With The Nunnery and Parrot Dream. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Motion Blur @ the Hill at Muza, Troy. Focusing on hits from the ’80s, the Local 518 cover band leads the celebration of the Hill at Muza’s third anniversary. 6pm.

THEATER: There Is a Happiness That Morning Is @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A crumbling Liberal Arts College in rural New England is the setting for Mickle Maher’s play, an unexpectedly raucous and joyously word-drunk celebration of art, ardor, academia inspired by the poetry of William Blake and directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. $22. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard @ Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The blues-rock guitarslinger and his band return with an evening of “Memphis Soul.” 7:30pm. $60 includes pre-show BBQ at 5:30pm; $30 show only. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

ARTIST TALK: Shawn Theodore @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. The Philadelphia photographer discusses his work. His exhibit, “One Leaf Does Not a Cypress Make,” opens today with a reception from 4-6pm at HVCC’s Teaching Gallery. 3pm. FREE.

ART/MUSIC: September in the City Art Fair @ DiNapoli Park, Albany. A midday showcase for local art, music and culture. With music by Julia Alsarraf. 11:30am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete band schedule…

TALK: John Leland @ UAlbany’s Alumni House Conference Center, Albany. A craft talk by the New York Times reporter and bestselling author of “Happiness Is a Choice You Make.” 4:15pm. FREE.

THEATER: Biloxi Blues @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dan Ventresca directs the second in Neil Simon’s coming-of-age trilogy. This play follows the adventures of Eugene Jerome when he joins the Army near the end of WWII and learns about life and love. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, October 13.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Quartet @ Pasta Pane, Clifton Park. 5:30pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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